First Gaming Tower, Motherboard help

So i want to go cheap, im in the us, but the motherboard makes the computer worth it so....

I like intel
core 2 duo E8500, core 2 quad q8300, or maybe i7

prefered card Nvidia GTX 260
6gb-ish
i need gigabit
In the end i want performance for games like Cod 4 and Crysis

what would be some good combinations those prossesors, other opinions and ideas apreciated.
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  1. GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P
  2. This is about $800. What is your budget?

    Processor Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 65W 45nm
    (3.0GHzx2, 6MB L2) $165
    Cooling Intel Retail HSF -
    GTX 260 $169.99
    Motherboard Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P (after $20 Rebate) $115
    Memory 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2-1066 Corsair Twin2X4096-8500C5 5-5-5-15 (after $20 rebate) $39
    Hard Drive Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31000333AS 1TB $90
    Optical Drive LG BD/HD DVD / 16x DVD+/- RW GGC-H20LK $99
    Audio On-Board -
    Case Antec Three Hundred ATX Mid Tower $55
    Power Supply BFG Tech LS Series LS-550 550W SLI/CrossFire 80 PLUS Certified $80
    Base System Total $812.99
  3. 800 would be perfect but if i go with a motherboard i dont want to be lost soon after purchase, so i'll make it alot easier

    I want to pre build on cyber power

    For gaming with a single GTX card, or a sexy ATI =,
    and A core 2 duo e8400 or something like that i have these as a choice, what do i pick and why?

    (1) Asus P5GC Intel 945GC Chipset LGA775 FSB1333 DDR2 Mainboard FSB1333 DDR2 6 PCI Slots SATA RAID w/ PCIe
    GbLAN,USB2.0,IEEE1394,&5.1Audio () [+52]

    (2) MSI G31M3-L Intel G31 Chipset LGA775 FSB1333 DDR2 Mainboard (MSI G31M3-L Intel G31 Chipset LGA775 FSB1333 DDR2 Mainboard) [+0]

    (3) SLI ReadyMSI P7N SLI-FI 750i SLI Chipset LGA775 Supports LGA775 FSB1333 DDR2/800 Mainboard w/GbLAN,USB2.0,&7.1Audio () [+77]

    (4) EVGA 750 SLI NVIDIA 750i SLI Chipset LGA775 Supports LGA775 FSB1333 DDR2/800 Mainboard w/GbLAN,USB2.0,&7.1Audio () [+88] More ..

    (5) .Asus P5N-D nForce 750i SLI Chipset LGA775 FSB1333 DDR2 Mainboard () [+83] More ...(3-Way SLI Support) Asus Striker II Formula nForce 780i SLI Mainboard FSB1333 DDR2 3 x PCIe X16 SATA RAID w/ USB2.0,IEEE1394,&7.1Audio () [+138]
  4. Sorry I prematurely posted again.... my girl is fairly dissapointed ;)

    so here is info to help

    I want to keep the price low but I want the system fast and i want to play games like crysis!!!!

    so other specs

    4GB (2GBx2) PC6400 DDR2/800 Dual Channel Memory

    NVIDIA GeForce GTX260 CORE 192 896MB 16X PCI Express

    500GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD

    HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO

    Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
    PCI Wireless 802.11g 54Mbps Network Interface Card (PCI Wireless 802.11g 54Mbps Network Interface Card)

    Vista 64 all with 3yr warrenty in a FULL Apevia-X Jupiter Case

    Right now im at 750

    I can afford any board just tell why what one is worth it

    or any other suggestions would help... Thanks again
  5. Get a P45 motherboard from Asus or Gigabyte.
    I recommend this one:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128358&Tpk=Gigabyte%20GA-EP45-UD3P
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